GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
Wisconsin: WI-4

Notre Dame Church
117 Allen Street
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 

Phone: 715-723-7108
Email: parishoffice@thechurchofnotredame.org

 

History: Notre Dame Church, Chippewa Falls, Chippewa County, Wisconsin, has been a predominantly non-Native American parish in the Dioceses of Superior (Archives: Superior, Wisconsin).

1854-1891

Superior diocesan priests administered Notre Dame Church

1891-1906

Holy Ghost Fathers [a.k.a. Spiritans] administered Notre Dame

Superior diocesan priests and Holy Ghost Fathers at Notre Dame attended to the following missions among Ojibwa Indians:   

1854-1860s?

Waswagoning mission, Lac du Flambeau Reservation

1860-1880 (became a mission)

Flambeaufarm station (attended jointly with Franciscans at Bayfield, Superior, and Ashland, 1879-1880)

1880-1906 (transferred to St. Mary's, Bruce)

St. Francis of Assisi Mission, Flambeau (attended jointly with Franciscans at Bayfield, Superior, and Ashland, 1880-1906)

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1860-1906

Volume: 2 volumes

Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for St. Francis of Assisi Mission, Flambeaufarm station, and possibly Waswagoning mission.

 

Unless noted otherwise, the repository named above holds (or held) the records described and not the Marquette University Archives. However, Marquette’s holdings, e.g. Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions Records, include related records about these Native and Catholic groups and places.

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